The Sacramento region's annual 24-hour fundraising event and year-long capacity building program
It's official: next year's Big Day of Giving will be Thursday, May 3, 2018!
Aprogram of our initiative to grow local philanthropy, Big Day of Giving is a 24-hour giving challenge that brings together the region's nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the work nonprofits do to make the Sacramento region the place we call home.
For the past few years, the giving day has united our community, raising more than $23 million for local nonprofits from over 36,000 donors from all over the region, the state, the country, and the world.
Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for donors to show their community pride and support the nonprofits that make our region great, and it is also a year-long capacity building program that helps local nonprofits hone their skills in marketing, social media, and board and donor engagement. Each time a participating nonprofit puts these skills to work throughout the year, we consider the effort a success!
Want to learn more about Big Day of Giving? Peek through our post-Big Day of Giving event reports!
Nonprofits interested in learning more about Big Day of Giving, and how to register for future giving days, should browse these pages for sign-up information, frequently asked questions, and more.
During this year's Big Day of Giving, nonprofits in the Sacramento region raised nearly $7.2 million from tens of thousands of donors, whose giving we analyze in this year's multi-part Report to the Community.
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This Report to the Community offers significant learnings from BIG Day of Giving 2016 and highlights profound opportunities to grow regional philanthropy and strengthen the nonprofit sector.
This report dives deep into the entire giving day experience during BIG Day of Giving 2016 providing data, a timeline, insights, and quotes from donors and nonprofits.
Despite technical difficulties, the Sacramento region rallied to help our annual giving day exceed its $6 million goal!
Supporters of the nonprofit organizations that serve the capital region should mark their calendars: we are excited to announce that next year's Big Day of Giving will be held from midnight to midnight on Thursday, May 4!